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    DMT XXC too coarse for flattening Naniwa SS 10k?

    I was thinking about getting a Naniwa SS 10k stone but I wonder if my DMT would be too coarse to flatten it. I've got a SS 3k, which is pretty soft, and the XXC does a number on it. I've got some Diaface mini stones that smooth everything out pretty quickly.

    I've got a backup system of drywall screens, 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and a glass surface if that would be the better option.

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    yes, XXC is too coarse for that application, I would use something finer, like your diaface plates or the 400 grit wet/dry.

    What I usually do is, when cleaning the stones after a sharpening session, rub the face against the coarser stone I had used prior, move them in circles or figure 8, this cleans both stones, and any swarf or glazing left after I rub with nagura to clean the stone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99Limited View Post
    I was thinking about getting a Naniwa SS 10k stone but I wonder if my DMT would be too coarse to flatten it. I've got a SS 3k, which is pretty soft, and the XXC does a number on it. I've got some Diaface mini stones that smooth everything out pretty quickly.

    I've got a backup system of drywall screens, 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper and a glass surface if that would be the better option.
    as long as you use the diaface on it after, i see no reason why the DMT is too coarse for the Naniwa 10k. I use my dmt for that... but then i smooth out the surface with one of the small diamond plates (1200-1500 grit)

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    I have a DMT D8C (coarse) that I use for the 10k SS. The D8XX works, but there's a lot of stiction with the 10k SS and as others have noted, it leaves a really rough surface.

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    It's OK to use on any stone but I'd follow with a finer plate or stone to smooth the surface out.

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    This is an interesting topic for me. Do you experts think the dmt xxx is too rough for my shapely pro 5k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    This is an interesting topic for me. Do you experts think the dmt xxx is too rough for my shapely pro 5k?
    I've used mine on everything up to my 8k Snow White. Since Jon and Dave says it's alright for everything else, it seems so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stereo.pete View Post
    This is an interesting topic for me. Do you experts think the dmt xxx is too rough for my shapely pro 5k?
    Wow, I didn't notice all of those typos I had. Clearly typing on a touch screen is a tad bit more difficult. Thanks for your answer 99.

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    I used XXC to flatten every stone, because nothing beats it. Just have a little nagura to smooth and raise mud on the Naniwa SS 5K and 10K

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    I have DMT C and XXC. When I used the "C" plate, the mud sticks to the plate. Gets hard to move or take off because it acts like a suction cup.

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